Saturday, October 16, 2010

More Fantasy

Here's a fussy little shading exercise of a another mythological creature.

And this one is a more fun sketchier drawing with lots of action. I used to make sound effects when I drew stuff like this... oh hell, I still do.


18 comments:

MrGoodson2 said...

I would like a Ron Thompson comic book based on the adventures of his pewter board game characters.
These drawings are a clinic on taking a little smidge of reference and going way out, producing something brand new.

MrGoodson2 said...

I like both but the Octopus is crazy fun. Do you look at them with a magnifying glass at all?

Ron said...

Small things close up are the only things I can see without optical enhancing devices like magnifiers or glasses.

Ron said...

... well, I'd still use a microscope to study cells.

Rickart said...

The octopus is fabulous... all those teeth!

I think Ellis' idea of a comic about pewter game pieces is brilliant! Do it!

BdMontag said...

The little splashes around the boat oars give a cartoony spinning feet before a run effect.

Davis Chino said...

Oh sweet Jeezus I love these....

Deane D said...

The centaur is great, so very fierce. The gigantic octopus monster is frightening yet humorous, was this a game piece as well?

You don't have to do a whole comic book but perhaps a strip or single panel comic. Maybe add dialog and the sound effects.

Krayonzilla said...

these are great Ron, keep doing them

Ron said...

Both creatures are from the game. Even the poses of the tentacles and the small ship about to be devoured are part of the model. So a bunch of credit goes to the game artist, his name is Miguel Coimbra.

Clearly, I prefer to draw stuff already there. But I'll take a shot at coming up with some simple narrative and design.

Deane D said...

Those sound like some very interesting game pieces! Can't wait to see more.

MrGoodson2 said...

I looked up Miguel Coimbra, expecting to see sculpture. I think he's an illustrator that is a go to guy for concepting the 2d vision of the characters.
Here's one page with a pirce built from his art.

MrGoodson2 said...

oops here's the page I was going to post.
http://www.altarmodeling.com/yildirimbayeziden.html

Here's his main page
http://www.miguelcoimbra.com/

Ron said...

Hmmm. His website is all painted concept art but no mention of 3D work. The only credit on the rule book for art is Miguel Coimbra.

MrGoodson2 said...

They consider the sculptors as "wrists" I guess. The creative vision being the 2d work. The execution in sculpt form just a matter of measuring and craft.

Ron said...

Wrists. I haven't heard that term before.

MrGoodson2 said...

Hmmm. I must have made it up. I thought it was a term animators use to denote less thoughtful , drawing work. The easier in-betweener work done by wrists. I can't find it on google.

Davis Chino said...

"Wrists"--HA!